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Man killed in officerinvolved shooting in South Greensburg

A member of the state police at Greensburg shot and killed a Greensburg man Monday night in a South Greensburg street when the man refused to drop an assault rifle and pointed it at a woman while attempting to steal her car.  More...

Public meeting on Loyalhanna Trail-Keystone Park trail set

Derry Township Supervisors and its partners will hold a public meeting at 7 p.m. March 30 to discuss a proposed hiking/biking trail between Keystone State Park and the New Alexandria Borough boat launch.  More...

General News

Rallies urge GOP senators to back Supreme Court vote

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An effort by liberal groups to pressure Republicans to allow Senate consideration of President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee got off to a modest start Monday as small groups of demonstrators rallied outside lawmakers’ off More...

‘That’s not Grandma’: Funeral home cremates wrong woman

NEWYORK (AP) — State officials in New York are investigating after a Bronx funeral home produced the wrong body for an 81- year-old woman’s viewing and subsequent cremation.  Funeral regulators will review what happened before Val-Je More...

Austin police to fire officer who fatally shot nude teen

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A police chief in Texas says he’s firing an officer who fatally shot an unarmed, naked 17-year-old last month.  Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo said Monday that he’s indefinitely suspending Officer Geoffrey More...

Editorial

Citizens die as politicians bow to NRA

On the same day that two gunmen killed five people and critically injured three others in Wilkinsburg, Allegheny County, the state Supreme Court conducted a hearing on one of many idiotic Pennsylvania gun laws that serve the interests of the gun lobb More...

Political Cartoon

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Catching Bigfoot: Wolf pursues election-year tax increase

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov. More...

Lifestyles

Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra Denim & Diamonds gala April 2

Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra announced its third annual Denim and Diamonds gala event will be held Saturday, April 2, at Greensburg Country Club. Proceeds support the programs of the WSO.  More...

Church news

Old Salem, Derry Township   Old Salem Community Church, 6500 Route 982 north of New Derry, will host its Sunrise Easter Service 6:30 a.m. Sunday, March 27. All are welcome.  The Rev. More...

Gold-dipped eggs add shine to Easter decor

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Despite their rounded shape, Easter eggs can be edgy. Give them a modern boost by combining two fashion and decorating trends: color-blocking and gold-dipping.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Husband arrested after fight with wife   More...

A fun day hunting Easter eggs at Trinity Lutheran

Photos by Ernie Sistek Five-year-old Carson McDowell is just tall enough to reach this egg high on the gazebo in the Reiner Garden. More...

Blair County man arrested on child pornography charges

A man in town to visit is mother is now facing multiple child pornography charges after pornographic images were discovered on his laptop while it was being repaired at a local computer company.  More...

Fort Ligonier kicks off 2016 season with ‘Fact or Fools?’ event

Fort Ligonier will kick off its 2016 season on April 1 with a fun “Facts or Fools?” event from 6 to 7:30 p.m.  Guests decide whether they are hearing the facts or being fooled. More...

Local & State News

Democrats urge Gov. Wolf to relent on veto threat in Pennsylvania budget fight

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers said Monday that they are urging Gov. More...

State police announce 48 new troopers

A total 48 men and women graduated from the State Police Academy last week and were assigned to troops across the commonwealth, Commissioner Tyree C. More...

Seminars scheduled for Westmoreland County notaries

The Pennsylvania Association of Notaries (PAN) will hold several educational seminars in April for Westmoreland County notaries.  More...

World News

European airports increase security after Brussels attacks

MOSCOW (AP) - Europeans authorities have tightened security at airports and on city streets after deadly attacks on the Brussels airport and its subway system. More...

FBI might have way to unlock attacker’s iPhone without Apple

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A much-anticipated court hearing on the federal government’s effort to force Apple Inc. More...

Obama to nudge Cuba on freedoms in direct appeal to citizens

HAVANA (AP) - Trying to nudge Cuba toward Democracy, President Barack Obama will decry political repression and economic deprivation and present a vision of closer ties with the U.S. More...

Sports

Dixon leaving Pitt to take over as head coach at TCU, his alma mater

Jamie Dixon is leaving Pittsburgh to become head coach at TCU, where he played on the last Horned Frogs team that won an NCAA Tournament game nearly three decades ago. More...

Nothing changes for GL in boys’ tennis

Even though Greater Latrobe has exactly one starter back — and his name is not Chad Kissell — and no other lettermen from last year’s section boys’ tennis championship team, head coach Michelle Stas says nothing has changed.&n More...

Dixon’s departure leaves Panthers at crossroads

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Howland began the millennium by giving the Pittsburgh basketball program an identity. Jamie Dixon turned it into a fullfledged Thing.  More...

Entertainment

Emojimania: Fans and brands crying tears of joy

NEWYORK (AP) — When it comes to emojis, the future is very, very ... Face with Tears of Joy.  If you don’t know what that means then you: a) aren’t a 14- year-old girl. More...

Hulk Hogan-Gawker jury awards $25M in punitive damages

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. More...

Dolly Parton, Katy Perry to duet at ACM Awards

NASHVILLE, Tenn. More...

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